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Nobel for Obama 'Ridiculous,' But Wash Post's Marcus Admits: 'I Voted for President Obama'

Long-time Washington Post reporter and editor Ruth Marcus, in a Saturday column, called Obama's Nobel "ridiculous." Then she offered up what gives her the credibility to make such a judgment: "I ...

Veteran Washington Post Reporter Says Media Should Embrace Its Liberal Slant

Veteran reporter Thomas Edsall is again sounding the alarm on the political imbalance of today's news media, though his proposed solution, illustrated by the headline to his Thursday post at ...

Obama a 'Figure of Hope' to World in Winning 'One of the Last Towering Honors on Earth'

ABC, CBS and NBC all led Friday night with the "surprise" pick of President Barack Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize and acknowledged the choice was meant as a slap at former President George W. ...

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter Slams Limbaugh as 'Mullah Rush'

Rush Limbaugh for attack, on Friday's MSNBC Live. While acknowledging that "everybody agrees it was premature" to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama, Alter singled out the two groups ...

CNN's Lothian: Nobel Prize an 'A' for Effort, Could Help with Health Care

CNN's Dan Lothian, on Friday morning, saw nothing but pluses for President Obama's reception of the Nobel Peace Prize. Lothian guessed Obama "obviously is getting an 'A' for effort here," and even ...

MSNBC's Shuster Slams: Obama Nobel Speech Makes Limbaugh Look 'Un-American'

MSNBC's David Shuster on Friday slammed Rush Limbaugh as "un-American" and "extreme" for criticizing Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win. The liberal co-host of News Live applauded the ...

CBS Wonders: Will Nobel Prize Become Obama's 'Poison Chalice'?

On Friday's CBS Early Show, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer wondered about negative political fallout from President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win: "one European commentator who said 'will this ...

Even Before Nobel, CBS Awed By Obama - for Blocking Basketball Shot

Hours before the Nobel committee awarded its "Peace Prize" to Barack Obama, the CBS Evening News found another "achievement" to tout: A White House-released photo of Obama blocking a basketball ...

ABC's Charles Gibson: 'Humble' Obama Won Nobel Prize Because He 'Inspires'

Anchoring live coverage on Friday of Barack Obama's speech about receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, ABC's Charles Gibson enthused that the President won the award because he inspires. The World News ...

ABC's Sawyer Gushes: Obama Nobel Win Is 'the Olympic Gold of International Diplomacy'

Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer on Friday used an odd expression to fawn over Barack Obama's Nobel Prize win. She cooed that the award is "the Olympic gold of international diplomacy." ...
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